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The Genesis Files Paperback – May 29, 2012
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As a publicist, Gwen provides a wide range of marketing services, primarily for clients within the book industry. She has been an entrepreneur for more than 20 years, and co-owns Cushcity.com with her husband, Willie. Cushcity.com provides retail and literary marketing services within the African-American market.
Gwen is co-founder and national coordinator of the National Black Book Festival. This annual event, held in Houston, Texas, attracts over 100 African-American authors from across the U.S. and celebrates its 9th anniversary in October 2016.
Gwen is a native of Newport News, Va., She resides in Houston with Willie and their daughter, Sylvia. She is a graduate of Georgetown University with a B.S. degree in marketing.
Top Customer Reviews
Caught in a rut of monotony in reading, Gwen Richardson’s “The Genesis Files” came right on time. I liked that Richardson had an idea and was able to craft a story around that idea. The journalistic setting was a perfect one. The mild-mannered underachiever Lloyd was a very likable character and easy to relate to. With a good balance of sustainable plot points and a mix of entertainment and information, “The Genesis Files” works. I applaud the author for thinking outside of the box and look forward to her future endeavors.
Reviewed by: Toni
What was interesting was the story within the story; that of the Lemba tribe. The author did succeed in getting me interested enough to check the Lemba people out on the web. There is a very nice summary review in Wikipedia under "Lemba people"... that, I strongly recommend.
"The Genesis Files" is the story about Lloyd Palmer, a reporter for the Houston Ledger who once upon a time ago dreamed about making a difference. However, his dream turns into a nightmare when at every turn he's marginalized by Ed Jackson, the newspaper's racist editor. I love how Gwen hit the ground running. She introduces the likeable Lloyd early on and we get to see him in action as a fair-minded, caring husband, father, and reporter. He's written beautifully with such depth you feel like you can reach out and touch him. He is unequivocally the star of "The Genesis Files" and I could easily see a feature film based on this character. On an aside, Denzel Washington would be perfect for the role.
Lloyd adeptly covers one heartbreaking incident after another, struggling to bring integrity to the stories that all too often put African-Americans in a less than favorable light. I later learned that the stories featured in the book are based on actual stories that took place in Houston. One that stands out is the case of a wealthy white woman who blames an African-American man for kidnapping her baby.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Well written and fast paced. Its full of suspense and twists that keep the story moving along to a satisfying ending.Published 1 month ago by C. Garcia
Enjoyable, interesting read and I anticipate the next book.Published 3 months ago by Carol J. Craig
This book kept my total interest until the end I am ready for the next book.Published 3 months ago by Darlene F.
The Genesis Files was an informative and easy to read book. I had never heard of the Lemba tribe. As a Christian and a history buff, I was hooked. Read morePublished 3 months ago by val
I had this book for a while but I couldn't get into it until a few days ago. Let's just say I was tired of reading my normal urban fiction. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Oceaniao
Great story with character development of the characters. Interesting novel that incorporates a bit of "present headlines" with history. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Larry Knee